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RECO LOVE BLUE OCEAN / GOLD BEACH

Kadokawa Games and Dingo have announced two new love simulators for the PlayStation Vita produced by Ichiro Sugiyama (Photo Kano): Reco Love: Blue Ocean & Reco Love: Gold Beach. Both versions of the new game share the same characters and setting, but the story developments and events with heroines will differ.

Although all the characters appear in both games, between Blue Ocean and Gold Beach, almost everything is different, from the story to the free event scenarios and “Reco Session” poses. Both games are fully voiced, and between them both there are a total of 40,000+ voice files!

The player-controlled protagonist of the Reco Love is a second-year high school student who attends Mitsumi Academy, a school that consists of every grade from elementary to high school. While attending a two month long summer vacation at “Mitsumi Camp,” he will develop relationships with the various heroines, ultimately resulting in the goal of confessing his love at the Mitsumi Festival on the final day of camp.

In addition to the photography theme found in the likes of Photo Kano, the title will also be expanding towards an overall “video” theme for the love simulator. Through the title’s newly developed “Reco Session” feature, players will be able to shoot a short video of the girls. Reco Love makes use the PS Vita’s motion sensors, treating the handheld like it’s a digital video camera itself.

The videos players record can not only be stored within the game’s albums, but they can also be converted and saved as MP4 files for easy sharing. Since a single video can be recorded for 30 seconds, it seems the design is to promote sharing on social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, or Niconico.

For more information:
Reco Love Blue Ocean for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)
Reco Love Gold Beach for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)

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PERSONA 5

The long awaited Persona 5, follow up to Altus’ cult JRPG series finally gets a release date! Especially after the popularity of Persona 4 Golden – an absolute must play – fans have been counting down alongside Atlus for this reveal, and it is absolutely worth it.

The longest gameplay trailer yet, we get a really good view on how once again the Persona series presents it’s signature formula of mixing the mudane with fantastic; just seeing the main team live between their boring school days and wild nights of adventure in current gen form – even if you can’t understand Japanese, this trailer is a sight to behold.

While scant details have been revealed about the story itself, at this stage it almost doesn’t matter; based on how well Atlus can craft a hyperstylized RPG, Persona 5 is going to be amazing. Just watch the trailer!

For more information:
Persona 5 for PlayStation 3
Persona 5 for PlayStation 4

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UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

If you’re a fan of the Uncharted series and has been following the development of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, you’re probably already aware of the numerous delays Naughty Dog had with the game. At last, we can rejoice as they have finalized the worldwide release date to be May 10!

The word excitement just barely cut it when Naughty Dog has announced the game to be “his greatest adventure yet and will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately, what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.” If Drake is willing to break his promise to Elena, we just cannot wait to see what type of journey awaits for this retired fortune hunter!

A new gameplay trailer revealed by Playstation, although short, reveals many good bits of what we can expect in the game including a pirate ship graveyard which is most likely alot of stealth and climbing, puzzles to solve together with Sully, a boat pursuit, and a gate-crashing escape!

Just a little more to wait… just… a bit… more…!!

For more information:
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Chinese & English Subs) for PlayStation 4A
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for PlayStation 4 – US
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for PlayStation 4 – EUR
Uncharted 4: Kaizokuou to Saigo no Hihou Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 4

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SHADOW OF THE BEAST

Shadow of the Beast is Sony Interactive Entertainment and Heavy Spectrum’s re-imagining of the 1989 side-scrolling classic of the same name, originally released for the Amiga. Notorious for both its difficulty and action, as well as its impressive graphics for the time period, Shadow of the Beast promises to give new players that same experience that inspired many fans of the original. Of course with this being a remake art style, music, and gameplay have all undergone large changes, with the goal of retaining the overall feel of the original.

We’re trying our best to make sure that the combat in particular has layers to discover and that truly mastering the game is going to be something players can enjoy doing as they uncover the secrets of Aarbron’s world.

– Heavy Spectrum, Matt Birch

Without pity; without mercy. Take control of the beast known as Aarbron and unleash an unstoppable tide of brutality on all who stand between you and your vengeance. Players will tear their way through entire armies, exploring ancient lands in search of the evil mage Maletoth. The fighting mechanics will greatly reward timing and precision — which not only ends up being fun to play but also looks amazing when the animations are chained together.

The gameplay mechanics will allow players to draw strength from slaughter, as you spill the blood of armed regiments and monstrous hordes alike to fuel your frenzy and unlock brutal new attacks and takedowns that will have you chasing the highest score.

For more information:
Shadow of the Beast (English & Chinese Subs) for PlayStation 4

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TOKYO MIRAGE SESSIONS #FE (SPECIAL EDITION)​

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (also known in Japan as Genei Ibunroku#FE and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem) is Nintendo’s Fire Emblem and Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei crossover RPG! Amazing Fire Emblem style characters design, advanced battle system, new added social link and texting programs and well-written in-depth storyline, this collaboration game surely surprises us again! Not only will gamers see plenty of popular Fire Emblem characters, but also its revamped Shin Megami Tensei modern style gameplay tailored for Wii U!

The story sets the stage in modern Tokyo; same like many other metropolis around the world, lots of passionate young people come to this city to pursue their dreams. While it seems like they are not the only ones come to this city, evil creatures named “Mirages” also wander around Tokyo in order to steal “Performa” – a magical energy activated inside human body when people fulfill an accomplishment and shine their way. Follow the main protagonist Itsuki Aoi and his friends to master these dangerous Mirages and realize their stardoms to be top artists!

As well, gamers will also see revamped Shin Megami Tensei style turn-based battle system; where players will have to carefully analyze the weakness of enemies before each round of command for the sake of triggering massive “Session Attack” and kill the foes once and for all~

For the Fire Emblem fans, expect to see Chrom, Virion, and Tharja from Fire Emblem Awakening, Caeda, Cain, Draug, and Navarre from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and even Tiki as they are woven into the story with critical roles.

First proposed in 2010 by Nintendo Kaori Ando, this crossever almost never happened due to scheduling issues due to Atlus’ workload; fortunately full production began in 2013, and as the project grew, more interesting factors joined in. Not only does Tokyo Mirage Sessions feature musical production from Japanese entertainment giant Avex Group, accurate real world references to actual areas and popular culiture such as Vocaloid software fill up the game’s universe. As well, due to the Japanese setting and aesthetic, Western releases will use the original voice track with subtitles rather than a dub.

Praised in Japan by critics as a masterpiece, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has even gotten the accolade as one of the best recent RPGs, applauded for evolving the Megami Tensei battle system and lighter-toned story.

The Collector’s Edition includes the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Game, DLC Download Codes, Artbook, CD Soundtrack + Song Cards, and a special Sticker Sheet. Make sure to reserve yours now!

For more information:
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Special Edition) for Wii U
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for Wii U™ – EU
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for Wii U™ – US
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for Wii U™ – Australia